Dollhouse Decorating

Miniature Decorating Ideas |Articles on decorating dollhouses and the history of this artform


I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 23 January, 2016

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Miniature Room No. 5, the Montmorenci Stair Hall, in an Ileana Ottini video

Henry Kupjack Miniaturist

The son of famed miniaturist Eugene Kupjack, Henry Kupjack is a master artisan in his own right. He as created over 600 miniature rooms either by himself or in collaboration with his father, who worked on the Thorne Rooms – one of the most popular attractions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Henry’s work can be seen in museums and private collections worldwide.


New England Parlor, auctioned on CharityBuzz for the benefit of the homeless.

Art Book

Henry Kupjack opened a KickStart fundraiser to publish a high-quality coffee table art book depicting 72 of our favorite miniature rooms created by him and his father. The project was unsuccessful, but the photography is gorgeous.




Henry Kupjack in his studio being interviewed on PBS station WTTW

Eugene Kupjack

Chicago PBS station WTTV interviewed Henry, who tells how his father got the job working on the Thorne Rooms.




Henry Kupjack – 17th Century Pirate Captain’s Cabin, ca. 1680. Found on Flickr in Osdmay Gure’s photostream.


I hope you love learning the history of the miniature world as much as I do.


Susan Downing, with Patrick Owens


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